The sound commonly attributed to the Bald Eagle is actually the call of a Red-Tailed Hawk, whereas the Bald Eagle sounds more similar to a... Seagullโ€ฆ
A killer whale at MarineLand learned to regurgitate fish and let it sit on the surface to attract seagulls. When a seagull takes the bait, the whale would come up from the water and eat the bird. Four other whales copied that behavior.โ€ฆ
For months, scientists in France could not figure out why seagulls they were tracking were traveling far inland, away from their breeding colony. Eventually, they traced the seagulls' path and discovered they were visiting a chip factory.โ€ฆ
Lake Erie has its own sea monster myth. Named "Bessie", the monster is similar in description to the Loch Ness monster. The minor league hockey team Cleveland Monsters are named after the myth, even though their mascot is a seagull.โ€ฆ
There is a famous golf course in California called Pebble Beach. This golf course has a seagull problem, where the seagulls would come and take the people's belongings. As a result, they "hired" an eagle to scare them away.โ€ฆ
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's family original last name was Chaika (Seagull) and it was of a distinguished Ukrainian Cossack background. Tchaikovsky wrote more than 30 compositions while in Ukraine, because - "I found a feeling of peace in my soul, which I couldn't find in Moscow and St Petersburg"โ€ฆ
80s band Flock of Seagulls was not a one-hit-wonder. The success of "I Ran" was concentrated in the US and Australia. A later song, "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)", was a bigger hit in most other markets and did quite well in the US too.โ€ฆ
The sunfish can grow as big as a pickup truck and can carry up to 40 kinds of parasites. They let cleaner fish feast on the parasites. But some of the toughest parasites need to be removed by seagulls. The seagulls surgically cut into the fish's flesh to eat the most stubborn of parasites.
On May 17, 1947 a seagull flew over Fenway Park and dropped a three-pound smelt on St. Louis Browns pitcher Ellis Kinderโ€ฆ
Seagulls stomping on the ground is called the rain dance. This mimics rain by vibration, and brings earthworms and other bugs to surface.โ€ฆ
Once a year in parts of England flying ants migrate. Seagulls catch and eat them and then become drunk off the ants' formic acid, causing them to crash into buildings and moving cars.โ€ฆ
The Hotel Del Coronado in southern CA uses a trained Hawk to keep seagulls from bothering guests who are dining outdoors.โ€ฆ
Seagulls stamp their feet to imitate rain, causing worms to surfaceโ€ฆ
Seagulls can drink salt water, as well as fresh water, as they possess exocrine glands located in supraorbital grooves of the skull by which salt can be excreted through the nostrils to assist the kidneys in maintaining electrolyte balanceโ€ฆ
Bolivia became landlocked in 1904 after losing the War of the Pacific. However, the country still observes the Day of the Sea, "where politicians give speeches and people listen to the recorded sound of seagulls."โ€ฆ
The "caw" sound associated with the bald eagle is usually dubbed with the call of the red tailed hawk. In reality, bald eagles sound more like seagulls.
A seagull fell into a vat of curry and turned bright orange. He fell into the curry container while trying to get a piece of meat from a factory bin. One of the veterinary nurses who cleaned him said, "The thing that shocked us the most was the smell. He smelled amazing, he really smelled good"โ€ฆ
A Hawk named Timber is trained to keep seagulls, crows and ravens away from tourist at a San Diego hotel.โ€ฆ
Moo-Moo is a Russian restaurant chain famous for its meals inspired by works of Russian literature. It attracted controversy for its seagull dish, inspired by Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". Restaurants are decorated with a cow motif and every meal receives a free milk-flavoured candyโ€ฆ
In 2001 a Nova Scotia man was barred from a hotel after leaving a window open in his room allowing seagulls to enter; drawn by the intoxicating smell of pepperoni. The room was destroyed. His ban was lifted in 2018 after a heartfelt plea to hotel management.โ€ฆ
When Pope Francis released white doves from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square in Rome the "symbol-of-peace" birds were immediately attacked by a seagull and a crow. news.nationalgeographic.cโ€ฆ
A dolphin at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies was given a reward of fish for turning in trash that had fallen in the pool to the trainers, including dead seagulls. She began hiding fish under a rock to use to lure gulls, which she would catch to get even more fish.โ€ฆ
Seagulls regularly appear at Oracle Park during the 8th and 9th innings of Giants games and help clean the stadium after gamesโ€ฆ
Seagulls will pluck the eyes from baby seals to prevent them from seeking help making it easier to eat them. news.nationalgeographic.cโ€ฆ
The most dangerous animals in the UK are bees/wasps, the sixth most dangerous animal going to the Seagullโ€ฆ
Seagulls can drink both fresh and salt water. Apparently most animals could not survive drinking just sea water / saltwater but seagulls have a special pair of glands right above their eyes which help to flush out the salt from their system.โ€ฆ
Baseball player Dave Winfield killed a seagull with a baseball during a game and was subsequently arrested for causing unnecessary suffering to an animalโ€ฆ
During WW1, the British army tried to train seagulls to defecate onto submarine periscopes.โ€ฆ
Seagulls have been attacking live Whales in Argentina - pecking open their skin to eat the blubber when the whales surface for air. news.nationalgeographic.cโ€ฆ
The premiere of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull was a massive failure. One of the main actresses had stage fright, and even Chekhov himself left the audience halfway through. It later became a success, but when people told Chekhov this, he thought they were lying to make him feel better.โ€ฆ
Seagulls can drink seawater because they have specific glands in their heads that behave like filters.โ€ฆ
Seagulls can drink salt water because of exocrine glands found in their head which lets them secrete the salt from their nostrils to maintain electrolyte balance in their kidneysโ€ฆ
A luxury hotel in Cannes, France, has a team of 5 trained attack hawks that it uses to keep pesky seagulls from harassing its wealthy patrons in outside seating areas.โ€ฆ
The world's biggest bird was a prehistoric seagull with a 24ft wingspan that could fly at 10m per second.โ€ฆ
Major League Baseball player, Dave Winfield, accidentally hit and killed a seagull with a baseball during a game in Toronto. After the game, Toronto police arrested Winfield for cruelty to an animal.โ€ฆ
The Lesser Black-Backed Gull (seagull) in Hyde Park, UK has resorted to hunting pigeons for prey.
There is a seagull in London that specializes in killing pigeonsโ€ฆ
Allied proximity fuzes developed during WW2 were so sensitive they sometimes killed seagulls.โ€ฆ
It would have taken 2.5 million seagulls to lift James's giant peach into the air, not the 501 that Roald Dahl suggestedโ€ฆ
Seagulls stand on one leg to keep warmโ€ฆ
The local council in Aberdeen issued a seagull survivor's guideโ€ฆ
There is an alcoholic drink called seagull wine. That is made purely by stuffing a whole seagull into a bottle of water and leaving it in the sun to ferment.โ€ฆ
I Ran: The Best of A Flock of Seagulls, Payed homage to GTA Vice City with their album artโ€ฆ
The San Francisco Giants eradicated their Seagull problem with a Red Tailed Hawk named "Bruce Lee."โ€ฆ
There is a alcoholic drink called seagull wine. That is made purely by stuffing a whole seagull into bottle with water and leaving it in the sun to ferment.โ€ฆ
Seagulls drink salt waterโ€ฆ
In Lilo and Stitch, there's a deleted scene where Stitch let's Pudge the Fish be violently murdered by seagulls.โ€ฆ
Seagulls stand on one leg so they can tuck the other into their feathers to keep warm.โ€ฆ
Some landfills employ falconers to train falcons to chase away seagullsโ€ฆ
Seagulls have been known to drop live oyster shells on paved and hard surfaces so that cars can drive over them and break the shell.โ€ฆ
Baseball hall of famer Dave Winfield was arrested in 1983 for killing a seagull during a game.โ€ฆ
Bald eagles sound more like seagullsโ€ฆ
Seagulls can drink salt water because they have a special pair of glands right above their eyes which flushes the salt from their systems through openings in the bill.โ€ฆ
In northern Norway seagull eggs are a delicacy and can cost US$3-4 each.โ€ฆ
The San Francisco Giants (MLB) hired a Falcon named Bruce Lee in an attempt to combat their ongoing Seagull problemโ€ฆ
A seagull can swallow a rabbit wholeโ€ฆ
Don Weston once saved a Seagull chick from cats. The Seagull grew up and terrorized Don for years by attacking (and pooping) on only him in a parking lot each time he stepped outside. The Seagull's name is "Psycho". [Video link]โ€ฆ
There is an anti-seagull group known as the Gull Awareness Group, who have come into prominence in the UK only because a seagull ate a rat whole.โ€ฆ
Seagulls always show up during the 8th or 9th inning of Giants games, regardless of whether it is a day or night game.โ€ฆ
Hall of Famer Dave Winfield was arrested for killing a seagull with a baseball.โ€ฆ
Seagulls have been known to live up to 40 years in captivity and 36 years in the wild.
An investigation on why seagulls have a red spot on their yellow bill won Dutch scientist Niko Tinbergen the Nobel Prize in 1973โ€ฆ
Around 290 million years ago there lived flying insects that were the size of seagullsโ€ฆ
Seagulls regularly descend upon the SF Giants' baseball stadium in the 8th/9th inning. Some think they do this on cue when they hear the 7th-inning-stretch song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."โ€ฆ
Some landfills use falcons to scare away seagulls as a result of fireworks, loud sounds, and dogs being ineffective in scaring them away.โ€ฆ
Seagulls off the coast of Argentina have taken to attacking and eating right whales. Area police now have orders to shoot the birds.โ€ฆ
43 years after its initial publication, Jonathan Livingston Seagull is getting officially updated with a fourth chapter this year.โ€ฆ
It would've taken 2.5 million seagulls to lift the peach, from James and the Giant Peach, into the air.โ€ฆ
What we generally refer to as a "Seagull" is actually called a "Ring-Billed Gull."โ€ฆ
Hitchock's 'The Birds' was partially inspired by a rash of neurotoxin, fish poisonings in seagulls, resulting in erratic and "crazed" behavior.โ€ฆ
The red spot on a seagull's lower bill is a target for its young to peck to signal "time to eat".โ€ฆ
Seagulls can fly with an icicle hanging from their beak in freezing weather.
New York Yankee and MLB hall of famer Dave Winfield was arrested and booked on animal cruelty charges after hitting and killing a seagull with a ball thrown from the outfieldโ€ฆ
New wave band: A Flock of Seagulls made their album art for their best of CD as a homage to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which included the song I Ran (So Far Away).โ€ฆ
Most small gulls (seagulls and the likes) usually live a maximum of 2 years, but the Herring Gull lives up to 49 years on average.โ€ฆ
'Quark' is a nonce word originally coined in Finnegan's Wake meaning among other things the cry of a seagull.โ€ฆ
The stationhouse crest for 14 Division of the Toronto police department features a seagull holding a baseball bat, comemmorating the 1983 arrest of Dave Winfield of the New York Yankees after he killed one of the birds during a game.โ€ฆ
The Butterfly Effect was almost named the Seagull Effect.โ€ฆ
The song "Lesbian Seagull" was not made for the movie Beavis and Butt-head Do America but was actually written and recorded by Tom Wilson Weinberg in 1979โ€ฆ
The Mormons have a statue devoted to seagulls.โ€ฆ
Dave Winfield was arrested in Toronto in 1983 for intentionally killing a seagull with a baseballโ€ฆ
There's a Beverage Called "Seagull Wine" Made From a Dead Seagullโ€ฆ
Richard Bach, writer of Johnathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions to name a few, wrote a script treatment that was developed into a planned episode for Star Trek:Phase II.โ€ฆ

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